You start from Entebbe and fly to Bwindi Impenetrable NP for an unforgettable mountain gorilla trekking adventure. Next on the itinerary is transfer to Tanzania via flights & a night in Entebbe. In Tanzania you spend your time exploring the vast Serengeti & fascinating Ngorongoro Crater. The safari ends in Arusha/Kilimanjaro depending on your flight.
Be picked up at the airport and transferred to the hotel in Entebbe to relax after your journey. The next day the adventure of your Tanzania Uganda safari starts.
You transfer to Entebbe airport in time for your flight to the south of Uganda and an airstrip close to Bwindi Impenetrable national park (which one depends on choice of accommodation). At the airstrip our guide waits for you with a comfortable car to take you the lodge.
It is a drive offering great views of the mountains as you enter into the forest that is the home of the Mountain Gorillas. Spend the rest of the day and evening relaxing at the lodge getting ready for tomorrows big adventure of mountain gorilla trekking.
After breakfast at the lodge it is time to head to the gorilla trekking starting point for the first highlight of this Uganda & Tanzania safari. Your guide will take care of all practicalities and you take part in the briefing where you are told about the rules for the meeting with the mountain gorillas. You then walk off into the jungle with a group of up to eight people and a specialized guide to trek to the point where the gorillas are.
A search team is always sent out in the early morning to locate the gorillas and lead the trekking guide to that point. Bwindi is a beautiful jungle so the trek is an experience in itself. When you reach the point where the gorillas are you spend one unforgettable hour with them, hopefully spotting the great silver back, seeing some young members playing and studying these fascinating creatures close up. After the meeting with the gorillas you trek back and are picked up by your guide for the drive back to the lodge to rest.
Enjoy a nice breakfast and soak in the last of the magnificent views of the Misty mountains of Bwindi Impenetrable national park. In time for your flight your guide takes you down to the airstrip and wishes you a safe journey. You leave Bwindi with unforgettable memories of your meeting with the mountain gorilla. When reaching Entebbe you are picked at the airport and transferred to the hotel.
Get ready for the air transfer to Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. At Kilimanjaro airport you then wait for the connection flight to Grumeti/Seronera (depending on lodge choice), Serengeti. Be picked by your guide at the airstrip in Grumeti/Seronera and transfer to the luxury lodge to enjoy your first evening in Tanzania for this Tanzania safari lodges and camps in the parks.
Take your first day in Serengeti National Park and you will marvel at the multitude of animal and bird life while journeying through this acacia-spotted Savannah. Game sightings abound. Have lunch and relax a bit during the hot hours of the day. Later on in the afternoon, as the animal kingdom comes alive, continue your search for the “Big 5″ – lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino – while taking in the vastness of the Serengeti plains heading for the lodge as the sun sets on this magnificent animal kingdom.
After an early rise spend the day exploring the vast Serengeti and we move from location to location in search of sometimes elusive game and scenic nature. Our target is to travel southwards and spend the night at the edge of Ngorongoro Crater to be ready for the last highlight of this Uganda Tanzania Safari the next day.
Head down into Ngorongoro Crater, cited as ‘Africa’s Eden’ and the ’8th Natural Wonder of the World’. The Ngorongoro Crater is a breath-taking natural wonder referred to as the world’s biggest wildlife zoo, due to its high density of resident game. In the morning we descend to the crater floor where you will be amazed by the sheer number and diversity of animals and bird life.
Standing in the pop up safari vehicle the viewing opportunities are endless, just deciding which way to look and what to look at, the choices are unlimited. The sheer excitement as we spot any of the big 5. Tonight as we relax we reflect on what has been a truly remarkable journey like no other experience and marvel in the wonders of the amazing wildlife East Africa has had to offer during this Uganda & Tanzania Safari.
Make the drive to Arusha or Kilimanjaro where you are dropped off for your flight to Zanzibar. You can virtually feel the sea breeze, hear the rustle of palm leaves, and smell the spices just by saying Zanzibar.
Zanzibar is an archipelago of four islands off the coast of East Africa; its main island, Unguja, is often referred to as Zanzibar. Because of its strategic location along spice and slave trade routes in the Indian Ocean, Zanzibar was a stronghold for many countries throughout its history.
You’ll see palm-fringed white-sand beaches protected by a healthy coral reef. You’ll see blue water, an interior that still has plenty of indigenous forestland, and a capital, Zanzibar City, that is full of amazing architecture — a mix of Omani palaces, Arabian arches, and Indian wooden balconies and studded doors.
The town’s narrow streets are bustling with life, offering visitors a heady mix made up of local women offering you henna tattoos, Maasai warriors playing pool in a corner cafe, multiple colourful markets, delicious food, fabulous shopping, and plenty of varied history. And then there are the beach resorts.
Have a two-stop vacation: a stay in Stone Town to enjoy all the town has to offer for a few days, then a drive through the interior to one of the many beach hotels and resorts to spend a few days relaxing on the beach.
Stretch out on a quaint sisal daybed or get rocked to sleep in a hammock strung between two palm trees facing the turquoise Indian Ocean. The warm tropical sun peeks down at you from gaps in the leaves while the soft breezes scented with the unique fragrance of the spices growing on the island mingling with the aroma of organic coconuts, fruit and other flora surround you.
As you slip into the warmish waters, you will enter a paradise illuminated only by the sunshine filtering down. It lights up the many hues of the living coral and the multi – coloured diversity of pelagic, demersal and coral fish denizens.
There are both shallow and deep sites you can explore, and that makes these reefs ideal for snorkeling and scuba diving around Zanzibar sites.